Fritz!Box 7272

I have a shiny new Fritz!Box 7272 from Internode. This is the just released model.  I connected it to my Internode service, set it up myself  and in the best traditions of Internode it just worked.

Yes, Internode offered to set it up for me but I like messing with technical stuff 🙂

Contrary to the statement on the Internode website, I had no problems with caller_id on the legacy PSTN line.

I get 18.9/2.5mb from the ADSL2+ AnnexM service.  That’s a bit more than from the old Billion.

One of the two gigabit ethernet ports are happily talking to my gigabit LAN and the two 100 meg ports are talking to media devices.

I have moved my iiNet VOIP service onto Fritz (it can handle heaps of VOIP services at the same time) and will set up the VPN (handy for connecting to the home network while I’m away to provide tech support…)

It’s a pity the NAS doesn’t do DNLA so I’m probably not going to try the fileserver.

The range of the DECT seems slightly less than my old Siemens A580 but the 7272 is quite happy driving the old Siemens handsets.

The key feature I wanted was time of day access control for the kids and setting that up was super simple.

IPv6 came up automagically without any set up required.

Sadly the 7272 does not have 802.11.ac but since I leave the WiFi turned off and use an Apple airport network this doesn’t matter to me.  The wifi can also be turned off by time of day which was plan A for the kids but the MAC address based blocks are easier to admin and means I don’t need yet another SSID in the house.

AVM have created a winning product here.

2 thoughts on “Fritz!Box 7272”

    1. I have never used a 7390 but I would not replace it with the new 7272 because the 7390 has:

    2. four gigE ports not two
    3. both 2.4 and 5.8 GHz WiFi
    4. much more flexible VOIP features
    5. VDSL2 capability which may be handy with the new look FTTN NBN
    6. business grade performance in general
    7. If you need an upgrade wait for the new 7490 to come out in March.

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